State Attention for Local Middle School

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MERLIN, Ore. — A Southern Oregon school is one of 10 institutions in the whole state earning special recognition.

Fleming Middle School in Merlin is receiving a “performance audit” after demonstrating success in closing the achievement gap between economically disadvantaged students, and their more affluent peers.

Officials from the Oregon Secretary of State’s office arrived in town Wednesday. They will be interviewing teachers and kids to find out what is happening inside the classroom to achieve the high marks across the board.